Check out this interview I did with TAIWAZ. Anders Ekdahl ©2019
How important is the band’s name in giving out the right kind of vibe?
R: I think it`s not that very important, the layout is.
I wanted to start a band in the 80s but couldn’t fin d the right people to do so with. What was it that made you want to do the band?
R: It all started in 1984, me, Urban and former guitarist Björn were playing in other bands and wanted to play another kind of heavymusic so we started Taiwaz.
With so many genres and sub-genres of metal today what is your definition of the music you play?
R: As an promotor wrote, old school heavy doom metal, maybe his right.
How do you arrange the tracks? Is there a method to how you arrange the songs on a record?
R: It`s almost always start with riffs in the rehearsel studio. We want to keep it as true that we can.
I am fascinated by how people can still come up with things that hasn’t been done before, chord structures that hasn’t been written, sentences that hasn’t been constructed before. Where do you find your inspiration to create?
R: By playing together I think.
How important is the graphic side of the band? How much thought goes into art work etc.?
R: Of course that`s important, we always want to work with people that we have some connection to and we let them having free hands and it works very well becouse they now us.
I get the feeling that more and more metalheads too are just downloading single tracks. Is the album as relevant today as it was in the 70s and 80s? Is digital killing the album?
R: An album is an album, nothing can compere to that.
Are we killing our beloved metal scene by supporting digital downloading or can anything positive come from supporting single tracks and not albums? Will the fan as we know him/her be gone soon?
R: I don`t think that is a problem, it`s positive to reach fans allover the world, metal fans will always be true.
Is there a scene to speak of for a band like yours? Where do you fit in?
R: We like it best in the underground scene
What does the future hold?
R: We are setting up a tour in spring 2020, and works on new heavy stuff for the next record